By Lester L. Grabbe, Robert D. Haak

Urbanism in old society has now turn into a big subject for either classical and historical close to japanese students. both, the query of prophecy as social establishment and literary corpus has been more and more problematized. The essays during this quantity compile those an important facets of contemporary biblical learn, the scope starting from methodological concerns approximately sociology and urbanism to Assyrian prophecies and particular biblical texts. An introductory bankruptcy surveys fresh anthropological learn on urbanism, summarizes the essays, and areas the various contributions in context.

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See M. Broshi, 'The Expansion of Jerusalem in the Reign of Hezekiah and Manasseh', IEJ 24 (1974), pp. D. Tushingham, The BLENKINSOPP Cityscape to Landscape 37 archaeological data, always subject to revision as they are, can take us. When we use the language of urban development with reference to the ninth or eighth century BCE Israelite kingdoms we need to qualify it with an informed sense of the social realities of that time and place. 5 At the other end of the spectrum are administrative centers in which most of the space would be occupied by palaces, temples, fortifications and storage areas.

Roman Urbanism: Beyond the Consumer City (London: Routledge, 1997). Note especially the sub-title of the volume. GRABBE Introduction and Overview 31 urban and rural, or urban/rural mentality, or critique of the urban or something similar (Galambush, Kamionkowski, Nissinen, cf. Coote); however, the best illustration of the differences of approach can be seen by comparing Blenkinsopp and Grabbe. Both of us looked at some of the same passages but with a rather different interpretation in some cases.

From age to age the land will lie waste, never again will people pass through it. The hawk and the hedgehog will claim it as their own, owl and raven will make it their abode ... Thorns will spring up in her palaces, nettles and thistles in her forts; it will become the haunt of jackals, the abode of ostriches; proposed 'demons' for 'ohim, though the context seems to require an animal species, and demons don't usually make nests. George Buchanan Gray, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Isaiah I-XXVII (Edinburgh: T.

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